03 May Alzheimer’s Association – Federal Update!
Congress Delivers Historic Alzheimer’s Research Funding Increase for Second Consecutive Year.
The Alzheimer’s Association has just confirmed that Congress has included our requested $400 million Alzheimer’s research funding increase at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the FY2017 funding bill. Upon approval, this will become the largest Alzheimer’s research funding increase in history and mark the fourth consecutive year Congress has acted on our call to increase research funding for the nation’s most expensive disease. All told, these increases will bring Alzheimer’s research funding by the federal government to nearly $1.4 billion per year, a threefold increase over the past five years!
Update from the Alzheimer’s Association website.